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letter, which gave me such contempt for his disingenuity that I dropped all correspondence with him,
In July and August finished two more books of my Memoirs for the years 1765, 1766.
1770.   In the summer of this year wrote an answer to Dr. Milles' Remarks on my Richard the Third.
1771.   End of September, wrote the Advertisement to the Letters of King Edward the Sixth.
1772.   Finished my Memoirs, which conclude with the year 1771;  intending for the future   only to  carry on  a Journal.    This year, the last, and some time before, wrote some Hieroglyphic Tales.   There are only five.    I had long left off going to the Antiquarian Society.    This summer I heard that they intended printing some more foolish notes against my Richard the Third; and though I had taken no notice of their first publication, I thought they might at last provoke me to expose them.    I determined, therefore, to be at liberty by breaking with them first;. and  Foote having brought them on the stage for sitting in council, as they had done, on Whittington and his cat, I was not sorry to find them so ridiculous, or to mark their being so, and upon that nonsense, and the laughter that accompanied it, I struck my name out of their book.    This was at the end of July.
In July wrote the Life of Sir TJiomas Wyat, No. 11 of my edition of Miscellaneous Antiquities.
Sept. 16. The Duke of Gloucester notified to the King his marriage with my niece Lady Waldegrave.
Sept. Wrote some lines to Lady Anne Fitzpatrick with a present of shells.
1773.   Wrote Nature will Prevail, a moral entertainment in one act, which I sent anonymously to Mr.  Colman, manager of Covent Garden.   He was much pleased with it, but thinking it too short for a farce, pressed to have it